Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release Date: 2016-11-08
Fire and Life Safety Educator: Principles and Practice, Second Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access, meets the objectives of NFPA 1035 (2015) for FLSE Levels I, II, III, Public Information Officer, Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist, and Youth Firesetter Program Manager. It is written for practitioners, managers, and supervisors, as well as for those who are new to the FLSE field, covering fire behavior and prevention, code compliance, community risk reduction, risk assessment, and working with the public. Based solidly on research and proven tactics, it describes community outreach methods, how to effectively teach fire and life safety, and how to market prevention and preparedness messages to all age groups. In-depth instruction advises on developing fire and life safety curricula, objectives, lesson plans, and presentations. This second edition covers all aspects of designing, budgeting for, and managing a fire and life safety program; public relations and persuasion tactics; legal considerations; and best professional practices. The importance of program evaluation and how to conduct evaluation is explained. New chapters are included to address the public information officer role and specific responsibilities, Youth Firesetter intervention strategies, and Youth Firesetter program implementation.
This textbook is packaged with Navigate 2 Advantage Access which unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and a dashboard that reports actionable data. Experience Navigate 2 today at www.jblnavigate.com/2. Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills, Fourth Edition provides the complete Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II training solution. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are pleased to bring you product enhancements and features that ensure student comprehension and enhanced critical thinking. The Fourth Edition features the same exceptional content, along with the latest research, standards and technology, including the latest research-based data from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Understanding that today's fires release energy faster, reach flashover potential sooner, and may reach higher temperatures than building fires of the past is critically important for new and seasoned fire fighters. This foundational knowledge is covered extensively, in addition to recent data identifying the higher rate of physical and mental health issues in the fire service than the general population. Information relating to fire fighter health and safety has been revised and updated to include behavioral and physical health awareness topics and statistics. The new edition meets and exceeds the performance requirements in the latest edition of NFPA1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. Along with a new design, the structure and organization of the Fourth Edition has been completely updated to allow you the flexibility to teach your Fire Fighter I and II courses exactly the way you wish. The Fourth Edition delivers: A split-level table of contents with distinct sections for Fire Fighter Level I and Level II chapters Full coverage of all JPRs and competencies required within the 2017 edition of NFPA Updated research and statistics, with reference information, is included to ensure evidence-based recommendations and protocols A new and improved Skill Drill design with clear, comprehensive visual summaries An updated art program featuring new photos and illustrations
Author: Kewal K. Jain
Release Date: 2016-11-25
This comprehensive volume captures the latest scientific evidence, technological advances, treatments and impact of biotechnology in hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Divided into three distinct sections, the book begins with basic aspects that include history, equipment, safety and diagnostic approaches; this is followed by clinical applications for hyperbaric oxygen therapy in various modalities; the last section provides an overview of hyperbaric medicine as a specialty with best practices from around the world. Integration of multidisciplinary approaches to complex disorders are also covered. Updated and significantly expanded from previous editions, Textbook of Hyperbaric Medicine, 6th Edition will continue to be the definitive guide to this burgeoning field for students, trainees, physicians and specialists.
Author: Ryan K. Baggett
Release Date: 2017-04-17
Genre: Political Science
A comprehensive textbook that overviews common technologies utilized within the homeland security enterprise with an emphasis on contemporary homeland security mission areas and end-user applications. • Provides an overview of technology trends and transformations from the viewpoint of contemporary homeland security mission areas and user applications as well as analysis of the impacts on contemporary and future homeland security practices • Comprehensively addresses the opportunities and risks associated with homeland security technologies • Supplies a taxonomy for homeland security technology types • Describes the methodologies for identifying technology needs and characteristics • Itemizes standards for promoting interoperability, compatibility, and system safety
Your Complete Fire Officer I and Fire Fighter II Training Solution! The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are pleased to bring you the Third Edition of Fire Officer: Principles and Practice, the next step in the evolution of Fire Officer I and II training. Covering the entire spectrum of the 2014 Edition of NFPA 1021: Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, the Third Edition includes the following updates: Separation of Fire Officer I and II Level content throughout the textbook and student, instructor, and technology resources. The latest developments in social media and media relations; NIST research on fire dynamics; fire fighter safety and health issues; and fireground accountability and rapid intervention practices. A reorganization of chapters to improve course delivery, including a new chapter on Rules of Engagement. New end-of-chapter tools, including Fire Captain (Fire Officer II) activities and comprehensive case studies that progress within each chapter throughout the textbook. All new Voices of Experience essays and Near-Miss Reports. Addresses the course objectives for FESHE's Principles of Fire and Emergency Service Administration model curriculum The following resources will accompany the textbook and help instructors provide their students with an interactive and engaging learning experience: Web Tools Learning Management System eBook Interactive Lectures TestPrep Build the next generation of great fire service leaders with the Third Edition of Fire Officer: Principles and Practice."
Author: Arthur Bell
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2015-12-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering
This comprehensive volume, often called the “HVAC bible,” has been thoroughly updated to cover the latest code changes, equipment, and techniques HVAC Equations, Data, and Rules of Thumb, 3e offers all of the information an HVAC student or professional needs in one resource. The book thoroughly explains the expansion of piping systems and temperature limitations of new materials such as polyethylene, polypropylene, PVC, CPVC, and PEX. Detailed information is included for all types of facilities, including offices, hotels, hospitals, restaurants, commercial spaces, and computer rooms. This practical handbook reflects all the latest code changes—including the ASHRAE standards—and explains how to interpret and put them to use. It includes completely updated coverage of new pumps, chillers, air handling units, cooling equipment, boilers, and pipe material. You will get complete coverage of sustainability organizations that have become more important since last edition, including LEED, USGBC, Energy Star. Features hundreds of equations and rules for everything from ductwork to air-handling systems Includes a brand-new chapter on sound, vibration, and acoustics Contains an updated list of equipment manufacturers for all products featured
Author: Morgan J. Hurley
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2015-04-14
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Master an Approach Based on Fire Safety Goals, Fire Scenarios, and the Assessment of Design AlternativesPerformance-Based Fire Safety Design demonstrates how fire science can be used to solve fire protection problems in the built environment. It also provides an understanding of the performance-based design process, deterministic and risk-based ana
Author: Sharon K. Harmon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-09-05
The Interactive Resource Center is an online learningenvironment where instructors and students can access the toolsthey need to make efficient use of their time, while reinforcingand assessing their understanding of key concepts for successfulunderstanding of the course. An access card with redemption codefor the online Interactive Resource Center isincluded with all new, print copies or can bepurchased separately. (***If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, theaccess code may have been redeemed previously and you may have topurchase a new access code (ISBN: 9781118990179). The online Interactive Resource Center containsresources tied to the book, such as: Interactive Forms and Checklists Downloadable Bibliography Flashcards by chapter for focused learning Get up to speed on the latest codes with the completereference for interiors. The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, Sixth Edition is thestandards reference of choice for designers and architects, and theonly guide devoted exclusively to codes applicable to interiors.With jargon-free explanations of all standards and regulations ofconcern to designers and architects, the book takes readersstep-by-step through the codes relevant to each stage in the designprocess. The updated sixth edition features the latest informationon fire codes, performance codes, building and finish standards,energy codes, and accessibility regulations, plus enhancedillustrations that clearly demonstrate how codes apply in real-lifescenarios. Interior designers, architects, and facility managers need abasic understanding of the various codes involved with buildinginteriors. These codes are updated on a continuous basis, andprofessionals must stay on top of new requirements and upcomingcodes processes. The Codes Guidebook for Interiors is acomplete reference, organized by stage for easy navigation, andcomprehensive enough for use as a review for the NCIDQ and AREexams. The sixth edition contains the most recent developments ininterior codes and regulations, including: 2012 ICC codes, including the IBC, and ICC International GreenConstruction Code Coverage of changes to ADA standards and ICC/ASI accessibilityrequirements New standards, terminology, and federal regulations Updated information on sustainability as it relates to codesand regulations Having all applicable codes in a single resource saveshours of research time, and can dramatically reduce the potentialfor costly planning oversights. Whether renovation or newconstruction, small or large, codes apply to every project. TheCodes Guidebook for Interiors provides designers with thecomprehensive information they need to stay up-to-date.
When confronted with a fire protection problem, building management is often desperately short on information and know-how in this critical component of protection for their own facility. It is not that the material is hard to grasp, but that there is so much of it that makes the task seem so daunting. Touching on the many subfields of fire protection engineering, Fire Protection for Commercial Facilities deconstructs the issues of fire prevention and life safety into easily digested information. Written in a conversational tone that makes the concepts easy to understand, this book presents systems and practices that can increase a facility's ability to avoid fires, limit the development and spread of fires, and effectively control fires. It provides guidance for decision making regarding what can be effectively controlled in-house, and what should be contracted out to relieve the workload burden of the in-house staff. The information offered augments a broad range of expertise common to building or plant engineers, keeping them abreast of the divergent subfields of fire prevention. Every facility manager dreams of the day when absolutely nothing goes wrong, the week where no new unforeseen problems occur. A fire protection problem is just one of the many emergencies that might spoil this dream. Delineating current and time-tested fire protection practices, this book explores the wide array of fire protection engineering applications encountered during typical facility operations so that facilities managers can be well-versed, informed, and better able to handle fire-related incidents.
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Administrative agencies
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
Release Date: 2014
Genre: United States
Author: Harold Franck
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Forensic engineers often specialize in a particular area such as structures, fires, or accident reconstruction. However, the nature of the work often requires broad knowledge in the interrelated areas of physics, chemistry, biomechanics, and engineering. Covering cases as varied as assessment of workplace accidents to the investigation of Halliburton in the BP oil spill, Forensic Engineering Fundamentals is a comprehensive introduction to the many diverse facets of the field that forensic engineers must be familiar with in their practice. Topics include The role of the forensic engineer Structures, structural distress, and the importance of standards and codes The failure of appliances—the cause of many water- or fire-related losses Slips, trips, and falls of pedestrians and the accessibility of walking surfaces Industrial incidents involving loss of equipment, injury and loss of life, as well as OSHA and MSHA regulations Standard accident reconstruction involving vehicles Electrical incidents and lightning and the effect of electrical energy on the human body Analysis of fires with an emphasis on thermodynamics, testing, and simulation Carbon monoxide incidents and common fire suppression and warning systems, as well as the various NFPA codes Probability and uncertainty, with some basic calculations available to the forensic engineer Applicable standards and protocols that have developed over the years to protect life and property Offering readers real-world experience drawn from the authors’ 25 years of experience, this volume assists newcomers to the field in understanding the engineering basics underlying the cases they will encounter in their practice. It also serves as a reliable reference for those confronted with issues outside their area of expertise.